Hack the Crisis 2020: Women + Girls (Span. Hackea la Crisis 2020: Mujeres + Niñas) was a hackathon organized in Ecuador with the aim of finding joint solutions to address the challenges faced by women and girls during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Problems and Purpose
Hack the Crisis 2020: Women + Girls (Span. Hackea la Crisis 2020: Mujeres + Niñas) is an initiative implemented by IMPAQTO, an organization that focuses on supporting agents of change and sustainable projects in Ecuador. This Hackathon was organized during April 2020 with the aim of finding and designing joint solutions to address the challenges that women and girls are facing due to the pandemic.
Background History and Context
Organizing, Supporting, and Funding Entities
Participant Recruitment and Selection
Methods and Tools Used
What Went On: Process, Interaction, and Participation
The initiative specifically focused on three challenges: the increase in cases of gender-violence during lockdown, the lack of access to health care services and products, and the lack of communication with the outside to report violence. In total, 218 participants from 20 different countries collaborated in the hackathon providing 27 solutions, from which 3 were selected as winners. The selected solutions will receive support for their further implementation.